Schneider Electric has launched ‘Edge in a Box’ in collaboration with Alliance Partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).
Available immediately across the globe, the joint solution utilises Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre, StorMagic SvSAN software and HPE ProLiant Servers, to deliver simplified, pre-integrated and cost-effective IT systems specifically designed for edge computing environments.
The solution meets the compute requirements of any small or space constrained site. It can be wall-mounted to save space and offers complete customisation through a global network of channel partners.
From supermarket chains, high-street pharmacies and service stations, to universities, hospitals, and research labs, ‘Edge in a Box’ meets the requirement for resilient power, ultra low-latency connectivity and secure, on-premise servers and data storage at the edge.
Comprising StorMagic SvSAN software, two HPE ProLiant servers, a choice of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisor, alongside APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-ion models, APC power distribution unit (PDU) and HPE Aruba networking, the system is optimised to run edge applications and offers industry-leading uptime.
Together with EcoStruxure Micro Data Centres and HPE ProLiant servers, StorMagic ‘Edge in a Box’ delivers the perfect combination of cost, performance and lightweight, high-availability edge compute for organizations of any size – from one to thousands of sites.
“Customers with edge sites are experiencing a number of unique challenges, including budget constraints, lack of space and limited, or non-existent IT support,” said David Terry, vice president, IT Channels, Schneider Electric, Europe.
“The 6U EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre is the smallest, secure and lightweight data centre solution in the market, helping organisations to quickly modernise their IT infrastructure, while reducing the costs associated with deployment, servicing and maintenance.”
“IT teams must be able to quickly deliver what the business needs – simplicity, low-cost and 100% uptime to ensure confidence that business-critical applications are always running,” said Bruce Kornfeld, chief marketing and product officer, StorMagic.
“By combining StorMagic SvSAN with APC by Schneider Electric infrastructure and HPE servers, customers can work with their integration partner of choice to customise, build and deploy ‘Edge in a Box’ solutions that meet their budget and space requirements.”
David Stone, vice president, worldwide ecosystem sales leader added, “At HPE, we are committed to enabling our partners with the technologies and resources to accelerate time-to-market for their products. Through the HPE Technology Partner Program, our partners can efficiently validate their innovative solutions with a range of our storage, networking, and compute offerings.
“This portfolio includes HPE ProLiant servers, which are high-performing, secure and versatile, and can power various workloads and increase outcomes. By integrating HPE ProLiant servers with advanced technologies from Schneider Electric, we are able to power the edge in the box solution.
“Together we are making it easier for customers to deploy and manage edge computing solutions and enable them to focus on unlocking new value and creating new experiences from edge-driven data.”
The 6U Wall Mount ‘Edge in a Box’ is available immediately globally. Pricing and discounts are also available via the StorMagic and APC by Schneider Electric Channel Partner Programmes.